Jamon Brown is JB the Great!

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Jamon Brown is JB the great! The native of Louisville, Ky, was a part of the best teams the University Louisville football program ever had. The Cardinals finished the 2012 season 11–2 in their last year in the Big East. Louisville capped off the season by defeating third-ranked Florida 33–23 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The following year they finished the season 12–1 as a member of the American Athletic Conference until they moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jamon started his sophomore and junior year; UofL rushing and sacks allowed rate was top tier during his time. Louisville offense ranked in the top of football each year. Brown was an All-AAC selection in 2013-2014.

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The then St. Louis Rams drafted the lineman in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Brown also had played with the New York Giants, Falcons, and Philadelphia Eagles starting 48 of 62 games. Last season he finished his sixth in the NFL with Philadelphia. That would be his final year. In January, he had a second child, that pushed him to hang up his cleats. Brown became one of the football players to ever come out of the state of Kentucky. He made his official announcement over the summer of 2021. 

Since and during his time in the NFL, Brown was always big on the community. Brown has been involved with multiple Play 60 events National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition, representing the Presidential Youth Fitness program. The lineman has had free football camps and treated disadvantaged youth to free events and school supplies. Brown was very involved in protests surrounding the police killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, which further sparked his desire to help the community. He has made stops at Atherton High School and Sowing Seeds with Faith to speak to the youth. 

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“It’s important because it is the WHY! I think everybody has a purpose; mine being positively impacting someone other than myself!” Brown said about giving back to his community. “I think it also unconsciously promotes others to step up and do the same! Some people say, “ To whom much is given, much is required.” Well, I think with great opportunity come great responsibility!” 

Photo Cred: S.K. Patrick

 He has started the Jamon Brown Foundation. The foundation seeks to impact people struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness. His focus since retirement is building an empowerment center in the West End of Louisville. Along with Russell Neighborhood: A Place of Promise and Cities United, the groundwork is being laid for a mix-use facility that will feature educational, recreational, and professional resources for those in need. His time in the NFL helped focus his business vision. 

“I learned the meaning of team and what it means to be team-driven! I think like any business; it needs structure like good teams! It has everybody knowing their role and fulfilling their roles that benefit the team! Truly embodying the mindset. “ No one man is an island; we must draw our strength from others!” 

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Total 360 Management manages Brown efforts. Brown feels the team and himself will lead in front by example. Showing the community, it’s about more than just the talents but making life long-lasting positive imprint on somebody that creates a ripple effect. The native son of Louisville received ESPN Louisville’s ESPY Humanitarian Hometown Hero award for his work in the community. Jamon Brown is a man of the people and lives up to the moniker of JB The Great! 

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